1824 O-106 R3 Capped Bust Half Dollar
O-106 R3 below, O-106a R4 at bottom
A very tough die marriage in grades above XF, and there may only be 4 or 5 MS survivors total. I would classify problem free examples XF40 and above as RARE!
Variety Attribution O-106: Obverse-Star 7 nearly touches cap. Star 13 oly 1/4 mm. from curl. Date is a close 7 1/2 mm. and well centered.
O-106a: Sharp die crack from edge across 2 upper points of star 12 to lower ribbon end.
Reverse- 50 C. is 2 1/4 mm. well centered and loop of 5 is nearly closed. Arrow to A is 1 1/4 mm. I is centered under T. line 1 of stripe 4 extends well below border of shield.
1824 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-106: 17Overall Number: 183
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records (O-106):
12/10 Heritage (Houston) ICG MS63
01/15 Heritage (FUN-Orlando) NGC MS61
05/07 Heritage (Online) ANACS AU58 det cleaned
10/16 Heritage (Dallas) PCGS AU55
09/08 Heritage (Long Beach) NGC AU55
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records (O-106a):
01/14 Downey MBS 38 (Davignon) PCGS AU55
10/08 Private Treaty PCGS AU53
04/10 Heritage (Frederick-CSNS) PCGS AU50 det cleaned
07/15 Heritage (FUN-Orlando) PCGS XF45
01/13 Downey FPL XF40 det cleaned